Penname: Blackoberst
Real Name: Andrei
Member Since: August 11, 2007
Last Active: June 17, 2021
Membership Status: Member
Skin: simple-dark

28 year old guy. Used to be a lurker, so chances are I've read something of yours and didn't pause to comment (bad me, I know).

Spend lots of free time reading Spuffy. Lately, writing also.

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Summary: Spike, a curse, a Slayer and a Hellmouth – what more could you ask for? Set in Season One and spinning off canon pretty much from the first word – Spike ends up in Sunnyhell alone and subject to the whims of The Powers – what can a vamp do? How will he fit in? Will he fit in? Does he want to? What will Angel's reaction be to the presence of his Grandchilde, let alone Buffy's reaction to the peroxide pest?
Judges' Pick winner at the Spuffy Awards Round 10.
Categories: Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 43,314 Hit Count: 13,281 ePub Downloads: 297
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 13: Chapter 13 on September 17, 2007 Liked

I really enjoyed reading this. Congratulations on a job well done!

Summary: Book I of the Yellow Brick Road series. An alternate version of Season 3's Helpless, in which the Council locks a drugged and powerless Buffy in with a certain bleached-blond vampire who already has two Slayers under his belt.  -- Originally published in 2003; heavily edited and revised in 2019.
Series: Yellow Brick Road
Categories: Season 3, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Cheating/Infidelity, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,711 Hit Count: 40,850 ePub Downloads: 1,087
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: May 05, 2019
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on May 05, 2019

 It's been a while since I read this  so any excuse to re-read is welcome  I think you captured the turmoil in Buffy's head pretty well  

Author's Response on May 07, 2019 04:01pm

Thank you! heart

Summary: Book II of the Yellow Brick Road series. While trying to cope with mixed feelings and brewing resentment over the fact that Spike screwed her and vanished, Buffy finds herself increasingly suspicious about Faith's close relationship with Angel. Just as things can't get any more confusing, a blond vampire she was sure she would never see again decides that it's time. -- Originally published in 2003/2004; heavily edited and revised in 2019.
Winner for BtVS Rewritten (Judges' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 5.
Series: Yellow Brick Road
Categories: Season 3, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Faith Lehane, Giles, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 75,886 Hit Count: 60,930 ePub Downloads: 954
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: August 13, 2008
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 16: Chapter 16 on July 23, 2008 Liked

Please please please more!

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 17: Chapter 17 on July 24, 2008 Liked

God I'm dumb... I already read this on another site. No wonder it looked so familiar. Brilliant series!

Summary: Spike speaks with Buffy.
Categories: Season 6, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Resurrection, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,694 Hit Count: 1,737 ePub Downloads: 76
Published: October 29, 2006 Updated: October 29, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: The Headstone on September 07, 2007 Liked

Heart-wrenching stuff. Great portrails of loss and desperation. And the ending that's just right.

Summary: Heartbroken and determined, Spike sets out to form a truce with his mortal enemy to take down Angelus once and for all. The last thing he expected was a couple of restless spirits interrupting his sales pitch, or to find himself in a magic-induced liplock. And one taste of Buffy Summers, he finds, is nowhere close to enough.
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards. Winner for Best Episode Stealer at Love's Last Glimpse Round 20.
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Season 2, Season 3, Crossover (AtS), Claim, Award Winners, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 59 Table of Contents
Word count: 219,389 Hit Count: 131,779 ePub Downloads: 1,075
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: April 16, 2020
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 19: Chapter 19 on September 07, 2007 Liked

I can't wait for another update. The story seems to be coming along nicely and i'm hooked on it. So please update soon!

Summary: What if? during Fool for Love. What if Buffy wasn't a raging ... you know what, even kinda flirty, and what if Riley showed up at the Bronze while Spike and Buffy were talking? Title change from Life's Ever Changing Turns.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,184 Hit Count: 19,942 ePub Downloads: 277
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: August 23, 2008
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 8: Chapter 8 on June 25, 2008 Liked

Joyce dieing is always a hard thing to read (well, except where she's portrayed more like she was in sesons 1 and 2, not really the same Joyce from later on, understanding, caring and insightful). Anyway... great chapter to a great story, as always from you.

Summary: (Sequel to Revenge For Love) Set in an alternate season 3, the story picks up about a week after Revenge For Love ended. Faith and Wesley arrive in Sunnydale, and sparks fly all around. Identities and truths clash with lies and the past. Also thrown in are bits of chaos that Ethan Rayne would be proud to see. The PTB (Powers That Be) decide to interfere in things the rest of the Scoobies wish they wouldn't have. The Council still can't get it through their heads that Sunnydale is off limits. True loves grow, other relationships emerge, old enemies become new again, and new enemies are found. Through it all we shall learn that death is not the end of life for some, merely a new beginning.
Categories: Claim, Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy
Completed: No Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 39,348 Hit Count: 4,998 ePub Downloads: 99
Published: November 03, 2006 Updated: November 29, 2015
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 10: (10) Good News, Bad News on September 06, 2007 Liked

I really enjoyed reading the "for love" series. I hope you'll have many more updates soon... Interesting Dawn shaping up.

Author's Response on November 29, 2015 03:03am


Thanks for the review.I like Dawn when she isn't being a whiny brat.  LOL.  I wanted to find a way to have her in this story earlier in the seasons.  I hope you continue to like her character.  Obviously she isn't Monk Made Key Sister, but I still picture her just how Dawn looked, etc.

Happy to say that new chapters are available for this story now!  I hope that you enjoy Chapter 11 and 12 here.  Chapter 12 is completely new, and Chapter 11 somehow wasn't posted at the various archives before, including here.  So, it might be another new chapter for you to read.

Summary: Buffy and Spike try to come to terms with working with one another by making bets. It starts out harmless enough, but quickly becomes something neither of them are prepared for.
Series: The High Stakes Series
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,695 Hit Count: 769 ePub Downloads: 37
Published: November 04, 2006 Updated: November 04, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Happy on October 01, 2007 Liked

Great series! I just finished reading all of it and it's just great! Nice spin with the ending bets there.

Summary: While Buffy and two kids go one way in Time Tossed Spike and their eldest are sent back to the season 5 Episode "Into the Woods"
Series: The TUG verse :P
Categories: Time Travel, Post-Series, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,080 Hit Count: 4,064 ePub Downloads: 61
Published: November 05, 2006 Updated: March 16, 2008
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 on August 21, 2007 Liked

This series is one of the most entertaining ones I've ever read. Please bring on the updates!

Summary: Grief. . . and what it drives one man to do . . .
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Season 6, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,987 Hit Count: 5,443 ePub Downloads: 88
Published: November 10, 2006 Updated: November 10, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Theirs Part II on August 11, 2007 Liked

This brought tears to my eyes. I'm sorry for your loss. May we all find peace.

Summary: Sequel to Legions of True Hearts. A confused Buffy is trying to get on with her life, but Spike's promise to stand by her haunts the Slayer. Her past collides with her future, forcing her to decide which---and who---she can trust. - Complete.
Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Havi) at the Spuffy Awards Round 8.
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 61 Table of Contents
Word count: 284,603 Hit Count: 51,738 ePub Downloads: 689
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 15, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 61: Chapter 61 on September 15, 2007 Liked

Congratulations on some of the best work I've read on this site.

Summary: When the nerdy trio delves into time travel, Buffy is faced with two Spikes at once. Will she be able to resist? (No, duh! ~_^)
Winner for Best General 'We Missed the Bed, Again' at the Spuffy Awards Round 1.
Categories: Season 6, Time Travel, Award Winners
Characters: Jonathan Levinson
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 62,282 Hit Count: 41,451 ePub Downloads: 453
Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on October 12, 2019 Liked

I like how this is starting. 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on October 13, 2019 Liked

Oh, but this is going to be fun

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 3: Chapter 3 on October 13, 2019 Liked

Bad Buffy. She's only human I guess. 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 on October 13, 2019 Liked

Things are heating up on all fronts. I like it 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 5: Chapter 5 on October 14, 2019 Liked

 Damn. That was hot. Even if Buffy seems just a tad too... Well... Easy, I guess. 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 on October 15, 2019 Liked

 I really liked how Buffy is facing her own feelings here. 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 7 on October 19, 2019 Liked

I'm very happy that Buffy finally admitted being with Spike to Dawn. 

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 8: Chapter 8 on October 22, 2019 Liked

That was very, very hot. Very well done. Whew. 

Summary: A final prophecy and the end of the series.

Categories: Post-Series
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,138 Hit Count: 1,103 ePub Downloads: 55
Published: November 24, 2006 Updated: November 24, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on June 26, 2008 Liked

Beautifuly written. Great work.

Summary: Response to BSV Challenge #36 – “In the episode “Who Are You?”, what if, instead of Buffy and Faith switching bodies, Buffy and Spike got switched?” A/N: Okay, so the challenge said Buffy and Spike get switched “instead” of Buffy and Faith, but I couldn’t do it because I just LOVE the scene where Faith – in Buffy’s body—gives Spike that speech about how she could ride him at a gallop until he popped like warm champagne. So, needless to say, I had to include that. **snicker** And, well, that just changes things a little. Come on, be a sport, okay?
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,255 Hit Count: 1,775 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: November 25, 2006 Updated: March 14, 2007
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 18: Chapter 18 - It's truly the end of the world on September 28, 2007 Liked

More! Please, more! I hope you haven't given up on this yet!

Summary: Buffy and Spike, they want, they need, they love, they hate, but they can't stay away from each other.

Completed

Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: POV, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,907 Hit Count: 643 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: December 03, 2006 Updated: December 03, 2006
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on February 07, 2019 Liked

Wow. Very good job on giving us a glimpse into Buffy's mind during that time. Beautiful and sad

Summary: Buffy joins the military and heads off to Basic Training. The Boot Camp experience can be rough enough to endure, but there's something, or rather someone that will make her time spent becoming a soldier ten times worse... a Drill Sergeant sent straight from the bowels of hell that takes an instant dislike to her mere presence, Spike. He's evil, he's mean, he hates her but even worse... he lusts for her. This is not a military fic or even a fic about the military. The Army serves only as the backdrop-setting to the story, so don't shy away from reading. Nominations over at Love's Last Glimpse Awards, round 19: Best WIP, angst, Buffy characterization and fantasy. Also nominated for best author.
Categories: Award Winners, All Human
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 132,412 Hit Count: 18,808 ePub Downloads: 456
Published: January 17, 2007 Updated: October 09, 2007
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 21: Chapter 21 Labor Day on October 11, 2007 Liked

Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed reading your story. Congrats and looking forward to reading more great work from you.

Author's Response: Awwww, thank you so much sweety.  I'm super pleased you enjoyed the fic, it's been such a joy to write this one.  Hugs you thight.

Summary: REVAMPED! When you're evil, you're evil, right? Not necessarily. Not in William The Bloody's case, anyway. He's still as big of a Big Bad as they come -- but keep in mind that it's always been his passion that has gotten him as far as he is now. And maybe, just maybe, if that passion were tweaked a little bit... directed toward a certain person... We could see what Spike was really capable of.
Winner for BtVS Rewritten (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 4.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 103,999 Hit Count: 24,636 ePub Downloads: 649
Published: January 22, 2007 Updated: January 31, 2007
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 16: epilogue on September 06, 2007 Liked

Great story. I laughed, I cried, I huffed and I puffed alongside your characters. Great work!

Author's Response: *snort* And I'm glad for that :) Thanks for enjoying it so much!

Summary: Two friends who used to be enemies, are bought closer together when their lives take nose dive. Can they ignore the attraction they feel for each other or will they give into it?

Categories: All Human
Characters: Original Characters
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,199 Hit Count: 2,445 ePub Downloads: 55
Published: January 22, 2007 Updated: March 23, 2007
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 7 on June 25, 2008 Liked

Angsty but nice.

Summary: Buffy finds an antique desk in her mother's gallery and feels drawn to it. What would happen if somehow she and the previous owner, a British gentleman from 1880, could communicate through it? And Spike, what would he think of the whole situation when he finds out? This story is co-written by Lu82 and Dusty273 up to chapter X; and by Im_bloody_English and Dusty273 from chapter XI on.
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Other, Spike, William, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,635 Hit Count: 1,639 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: January 29, 2007 Updated: April 21, 2007
Blackoberst commented on Chapter 1: Chapter I on October 17, 2008 Liked

Very interesting start you have here. Anonymous donnation and an unnamed someone looking in and making sure Buffy fell for it.... hmmmm.

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 2: Chapter II on October 17, 2008 Liked

Very nice chapter indeed. And more questions arise, just as soon as others are answered. Ho is the misterious woman that can bespell people and objects?

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 3: Chapter III on October 17, 2008 Liked

Yey, snarky banter, our couple interracting and a bit of Giles/Joyce thrown in as a subtle undercurrent. Yup, all is good!

Blackoberst commented on Chapter 4: Chapter IV on October 17, 2008 Liked

Hehe, I just love the snarkyness and the banter between the two. and the first part, with them getting horny at the same time, priceless!